PyWart(2.7.8) IDLE is more buggy than "Joe's apartment"!

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 17:27:32 CEST 2014


On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:19 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 21/07/2014 15:27, Grant Edwards wrote:
>>
>> On 2014-07-21, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> You call it a bug because you can't think of any way it could be
>>> beneficial. That's the wrong way of looking at it. Something isn't a
>>> bug because you find it annoying; it's a bug because it fails to
>>> implement the programmer's intentions and/or the docs/specification.
>>
>>
>> I was always taught that it's a "bug" is when a program doesn't do
>> what a reasonable user expects -- that it's got nothing to do with the
>> programmer's intent.
>>
>
> As in my entire career I've never come across a "reasonable user" then by
> that definition there are no bugs.

Absence of evidence is not the same as evidence of absence. It may be
that there is a single platinum "reasonable user", kept at the
International Bureau of Bugs, that we may all look on it and know what
the SI Standard User is.

ChrisA



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